New York, New York 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA

Val Penny's Hotel and Restaurant Reviews

ny barOn a recent visit to Las Vegas with my husband and I particularly enjoyed the New York New York Hotel and Casino on S Las Vegas Boulevard. It is set between The Monte Carlo and Excaliber. The ‘Big Apple’ casino hotel is on the Strip and features several towers built to resemble the New York skyline of the 1930s. It creates a really interesting ny, ny outvista and is an exciting place to be. We really enjoyed the ambience of this hotel. There are bars and casinos open 24 hours a day: amenities also include a traditional roller coaster 203 feet above the Strip, live entertainment, as well as more than a dozen bars and nightclubs, a casino with weekend DJs and go-go dancers, and several restaurants.

The rooms are smaller than at some other hotels but it is good value for the money and it is certainly worth staying here at least once. Rooms are sophisticated ny room 2with marble bathrooms…

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The Tom Hanks Enigma by David Gardner

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Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors. Like Michael Caine and Harrison Ford, if I see his name in the cast of atom hanks photo film, I know I will enjoy the movie. So, when I found this biography of Tom Hanks by David Gardner in my local library, I decided I should read The Tom Hanks Enigma: The Biography of the World’s Most Intriguing Movie Star. In a career spanning 25 years, Tom Hanks has cemented his position as one of the finest actors of his generation, but I knew very little about his background.

I certainly knew nothing about his difficult, almost bohemian childhood and the strength of character he brought to bear to achieve his goals. I liked this book about Tom Hanks’ life from his birth to The Da Vinci Code. The author, David Gardner is an English author who has written several books and biographies and I like the…

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SLS, 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA

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slsMy husband took the opportunity to ride the monorail in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA when we visited recently. It links many of the famous hotels on The Strip. At one end of the line is the MGM Grand while the SLS is at the other. We were curious as to what SLS stands for, but a local tour guide told us that it does not stand for anything. The name of this chic, new hotel is just SLS. This  property is at the north end of The Strip, farther from most other hotels and casinos. sls pool

Hotel definitely seems to cater to a younger crowd as loud music played by the main pool but few people were really swimming. We also noticed that the second pool was quite small for the size of the hotel and pools closed rather early each night. Still, the SLS is a hotel that really tries to represent the essence of the sexy, modern…

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